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n. pl. shrub·ber·ies
A group or planting of shrubs.
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n, pl -beries
1. (Botany) a place where a number of shrubs are planted
2. (Botany) shrubs collectively
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(ˈʃrʌb ə ri)

n., pl. -ber•ies.
1. a planting of shrubs.
2. shrubs collectively.
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 shrubs collectively, 1777; a plantation of shrubs.
Example: shrubbery of birch, oak, and alders, 1791.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shrubbery - an area where a number of shrubs are plantedshrubbery - an area where a number of shrubs are planted
area, country - a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country"
2.shrubbery - a collection of shrubs growing together
botany, flora, vegetation - all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China"
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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[ˈʃrʌbərɪ] Narbustos mpl
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[ˈʃrʌbəri] nmassif m d'arbustes
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n (= shrub bed)Strauchrabatte f; (= shrubs)Büsche pl, → Sträucher pl, → Buschwerk nt; the ball got lost in the shrubberyder Ball ging im Gebüsch verloren
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[ˈʃrʌbərɪ] narbusti mpl
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(ʃrab) noun
a small bush or woody plant. He has planted bushes and shrubs in his garden.
ˈshrubberyplural ˈshrubberies noun
a part of a garden where shrubs are grown.
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References in classic literature ?
Reaching a shrubbery which bounded one side of the grounds next, her Ladyship became aware of a man slowly approaching her, to all appearance absorbed in thought.
He had conceived the journey through the shrubbery in rather an airy mood.
Mitenka flew headlong down the six steps and ran away into the shrubbery. (This shrubbery was a well-known haven of refuge for culprits at Otradnoe.
It had no park, but the pleasure-grounds were tolerably extensive; and like every other place of the same degree of importance, it had its open shrubbery, and closer wood walk, a road of smooth gravel winding round a plantation, led to the front, the lawn was dotted over with timber, the house itself was under the guardianship of the fir, the mountain-ash, and the acacia, and a thick screen of them altogether, interspersed with tall Lombardy poplars, shut out the offices.
By the time I had got to the corner, the trespassers, whoever they were, had run into the shrubbery at the off side of the walk, and were hidden from sight among the thick trees and bushes in that part of the grounds.
No one must see the chair-carriage and Dickon and Mary after they turned a certain corner of the shrubbery and entered upon the walk outside the ivied walls.
He withdrew his force behind the shrubbery of the garden.
The view from the windows looked over the flower-garden and shrubbery; this last being protected at its outward extremity by a fence, and approached from the lane beyond by a wicket-gate.
Having seen him bend his course towards the shrubbery, I followed him thither, and found him just entering the shadowy walk.
Her ladyship is comforting herself meanwhile by strolling along the shrubbery with Reginald, calling forth all his tender feelings, I suppose, on this distressing occasion.
The robin-redbreasts in the shrubbery outside must have had prodigious balances at their bankers; they hopped up on the window-sill so fearlessly; they looked in with so little respect at the two rich men.
Before I could assure her that she might depend on my acting in the strictest accordance with her wishes, we were both startled by advancing footsteps in the shrubbery. Some one was coming from the house to seek for us!